Dr. Tim Montgomery, a practitioner in Duluth and the GVMA Delegate to the AVMA, has been elected to the AVMA House Advisory Committee. The appoinment was announced at the AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago, on July 19.
Definition from the AVMA Bylaws
The House Advisory Committee shall consist of an aggregate of seven (7) Delegates and Alternate Delegates elected by the House of Delegates at its annual session.
a. Term. Members of the House Advisory Committee shall serve a three (3) year term on the House Advisory Committee, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Fulfilling an unexpired term of two (2) years or less shall not be considered a full term, and shall not apply toward the term limit. Each term shall begin at the close of the annual session of the House of Delegates at which the committee member is elected.
b. Chair. The House Advisory Committee shall elect a Chair from among its members on an annual basis. The Chair of the House Advisory Committee shall preside at all meetings of the House Advisory Committee and shall act as a liaison between the House of Delegates and the Executive Board.
c. Duties. The House Advisory Committee shall have such duties as set forth in these Bylaws, and as shall be assigned to it by the House of Delegates, which shall include, without limitation, the following:
1. Consider all developments relating to veterinary medicine from a long-range viewpoint, be alert to the changing needs for and demands on the entire profession, and make recommendations to the House of Delegates and the Executive Board as to how these changing conditions can best be met for the overall welfare of the profession;
2. Act in a leadership capacity to the House of Delegates on all matters referred to the House of Delegate’s reference committees;
3. Make a detailed study of the reports from the AVMA councils and committees in advance of the annual session and make recommendations to the House of Delegates on such reports;
4. Meet sufficiently in advance of each session so that its recommendations can be prepared for presentation to the delegates prior to or at the time the House of Delegates convenes;
5. Review and approve the credentials of candidates for President-Elect, Vice President, councils, the House Advisory Committee, and, when necessary, the President;
6. In the event that the office of President-Elect or Vice President becomes vacant, appoint a qualified voting member of the Association to assume those respective duties until the next election; and
7. Act as the Bylaws committee for the House of Delegates.
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